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Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago

MAX ALLAN COLLINS · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

At last, the definitive account of the battle for Chicago: Legendary novelist Max Allan Collins and acclaimed rising historian A. Brad Schwartz combine talents in this groundbreaking dual biography of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the upright Prohibition...
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Brazil: A Biography

Lilia M Schwarcz · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 736
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping and absorbing biography of Brazil, from the sixteenth century to the presentFor many Americans, Brazil is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil...
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Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

Christian Di Spigna · Crown
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolutionLittle has been known of one of the most important figures in early American...
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Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding... its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

Sam Anderson · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson's long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City--a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny.Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous "Land Run" in 1889, when...
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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

KEITH O'BRIEN · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities...
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The Fighters

C. J. Chivers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning conflict journalist C.J. Chivers follows the arcs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the experiences of those who fought them, as Stephen Ambrose did for the grunts of WWII, and Michael Herr's classic Dispatches did for Vietnam.Almost 2.5 million Americans...
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A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History

Blake Ellis · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an exposé of one of the longest running cons in history.While...
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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

DAVID FRYE · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history's greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga - one that reveals a startling link between what we build and how we live. With Frye as our raconteur-guide, we journey...
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How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education

ARNE DUNCAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the Secretary of Education under President Obama, an exposé of the status quo that helps maintain a broken system at the expense of our kids' education."Education runs on lies. That's probably not what you'd expect from a former Secretary of Education, but it's...
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Where Did You Get This Number?: A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World

Anthony Salvanto · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes you behind the scenes of polling to show you how to think about who we are and where we're headed as a nation.As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it's Anthony Salvanto's job to understand you - what you think and how you vote....
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